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Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
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On Wednesday, 3 January 2018 12:58:31 UTC, android  wrote:
> On 2018-01-03 11:53:31 +0000, Whisky-dave said:
> 
> > On Tuesday, 26 December 2017 12:06:31 UTC, android  wrote:
> >> On 2017-12-25 05:30:01 +0000, RichA said:
> >> 
> >>> On Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:08:10 UTC-5, Davoud  wrote:
> >>>> Whisky-dave:
> >>>>> Gonna be very expensive or rather a lot of money depending on how you
> >>>>> look at it. I think mac rumours thinbks the basic model will start at $5k.
> >>>>> I'd expect the 18 core to start at around $8k.
> >>>> 
> >>>> You understand that "expensive" and "lot of money" are relative to
> >>>> one's desires, needs, and means, right?
> >>>> 
> >>>> As I see it the iMac Pro is cheap. Moving up a little from the base
> >>>> model, a model equipped with a 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor,
> >>>> 64GB of RAM, a 4TB SSD, and a Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16GB of RAM costs
> >>>> $9100 after an organizational discount.
> >>>> 
> >>>> Compare to an SE/30, a quite capable machine in 1989. With 4MB of RAM
> >>>> and an 80MB HD it cost $6569, which is $13,000 in 2017 dollars.
> >>>> 
> >>>> Thus a machine so powerful that its specs can't be compared to the
> >>>> older machine costs only 70% of what the older machine cost.
> >>>> 
> >>>> Perhaps a better comparison would be a supercomputer such as the Cray,
> >>>> priced in the $millions. The new iMac far outperforms many of the early
> >>>> Crays. Cheap.
> >>> 
> >>> You can build a pretty respectable PC for $6.5k too.  But IMO, people
> >>> would do well to consider the screen as a lens in a camera system and
> >>> invest there.
> >> 
> >> Youpp! The displays on these iMac Pros should be of the same standard
> >> as those in the standard iMacs.
> > 
> > They aren;t they are better according to the specs, I;d expect them to 
> > be better if called pro.
> > 
> >> and I'm not impressed by those,
> >> cosidering the price. I'd like to see the internals of the Pro in a
> >> mini Pro...
> > 
> > Can't see the point of a mini Pro.
> 
> You get to chose the display yourself 

I used to do that when I was buying towers in the same way lots of PCs are sold as a box and you
then choose which monitor.
But I don't see the use of a mini pro or who it would be aimed at.


>why would a pro be worried about the size and it will be 
> replaceable/upgradeable... It's also a hassle getting an all in one to 
> service if some minor non user replaceable part fails.

So again what's the point of a pro mini ?